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Dead Snow (2009)

Død snø (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 9 January 2009 (Norway)
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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Director:

Tommy Wirkola
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vegar Hoel ... Martin
Stig Frode Henriksen ... Roy
Charlotte Frogner ... Hanna
Lasse Valdal ... Vegard
Evy Kasseth Røsten Evy Kasseth Røsten ... Liv
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Erlend
Jenny Skavlan ... Chris
Ane Dahl Torp ... Sara
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Turgåer
Ørjan Gamst ... Oberst Herzog
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Storyline

Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R and R together. Their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man who informs them that during WWII, Nazi invaders of the area were brutal and harsh in their methods of control until, according to a legend, a villager's revolt drove the invaders up into the cold, dark mountains, where they perished. But now there's the rumor that they returned in the form of zombies --evil Nazi zombies. Written by Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ein! Zwei! Die!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Snow See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,363, 21 June 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,709, 26 July 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,984,662
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was inspired from Nazi zombies in Call of Duty: World at War See more »

Goofs

One of the zombies (one of the two chasing the girl up the tree) is wearing a white (snow) camouflage jacket. The jacket shows plastic parts (or is completely made out of plastic) which can only be found at modern day jackets. Maybe the zombie took it away from a earlier victim but as all the others wear "original" war gear this is supposed to be a WWII Jacket - and is way too modern. See more »

Quotes

The Wanderer: Believe me when I say this, these were some evil sons of bitches.
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Alternate Versions

DEAD SNOW 1+2 [Fan-Edit] - The Final Redemption (2014) is a Fan-Edited back-2-back double feature [Runtime 03:05:45]. As detailed here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2832470/alternateversions?ref_=tttrv_ql_5 Using all-original audio [no dubbing] and subtitled throughout (for the English-speaking audience) only where needed - ie; Norwegian parts. The films meet at the point when Herzog smashes Martin's car window. See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire! Fire! Fire!
Written by Christian Wibe, Kjølsrud and Bidtnes
Performed by Animal Alpha (as Animal Alpha)
Racing Junior
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Almost on par with Shaun of the Dead as far as zombie comedies go!
7 May 2009 | by LoneWolfAndCubSee all my reviews

Tommy Wirkola sure knows how to make a zombie film! Not only does he reference many classic zombie films, but in turn he makes his own unique spin on the zombie tale and he does it well. The plot has striking resemblance to many slashers, as it starts off with a group of medical students taking a ski vacation. However, it takes a turn with random when Nazi Zombies decide to ruin their fun in order to take back their stolen treasures. Dead Snow has many things going for it apart from its odd story; it is well written and directed, all the actors are very good and the gore levels are extremely high and rival almost every modern zombie flick.

It goes to show that foreign horror (especially European) is loads better than most American trash released. This film comes from Norway and is a shining example. Simple in its execution, with a group of like-able characters, a witty script and much disemboweling and de-limbing, Dead Snow is one of the year's best horror films and should make its way into many Top lists soon enough.

4/5


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